Diamondbacks 3, Brewers 1: Wade Miley pitched six strong innings and visiting Arizona scored two runs on a bizarre wild pitch to defeat short-handed Milwaukee.
With the bases loaded and two out in the seventh inning, reliever Mike Gonzalez uncorked a fastball that crossed up catcher Jonathan Lucroy and struck home plate umpire Chris Conroy directly in the mask. The ball caromed near the Brewers’ dugout as Paul Goldschmidt easily scored from second to make it 3-1.
Miley (1-0), who finished second to Bryce Harper in the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year voting, allowed one run on five hits and struck out eight. Goldschmidt gave Arizona a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning with an RBI double while J.J. Putz worked around a lead-off walk in the ninth to earn his first save.
Jean Segura hit his first career home run for the Brewers, who were missing Ryan Braun and later lost Aramis Ramirez. Braun was a late scratch because of neck spasms while Ramirez departed after suffering a left knee sprain while sliding into second base in the fourth inning.
Kyle Lohse allowed one run on five hits and struck out five in six innings in his Milwaukee debut. Burke Badenhop (0-1) was responsible for the runners who scored on the wild pitch.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Lohse, who signed a three-year, $33 million contract March 25, made only one spring training appearance after working out on his own all winter. The first five outs he recorded were strikeouts. ... Alex Gonzalez played third base for the first time in his 15-year career after moving from first following Ramirez's injury. ... OF Khris Davis made his first major league start in place of Braun and went 0-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts, including one to end the game.